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Ben Tyler Trail #606

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Length

11.7 Miles 18.9 Kilometers

79%

Runnable

Elevation

3,564' 1,086 m

Ascent

-2,116' -645 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

11,661' 3,554 m

High

8,286' 2,526 m

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This wilderness trail affords stunning vistas, summer wildflowers, and fall foliage.

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Overview

Since the trail is almost entirely within the Lost Creek Wilderness, wilderness restrictions apply. There is a mandatory self-issuing permit system at the beginning of the wilderness area that runners and backpackers are obliged to fill out.
Features: Fall Colors — Spring — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Beginning at the North Ben Tyler Trailhead, the trail immediately starts with a set of moderately steep switchbacks. After the last switchback, you'll cross Ben Tyler Creek, resuming a steep climb. Along this section, there are established campsites that can be found and used.

The final section up to the Craig Park Trail junction is a series of long switchbacks that, when traversing east, offer spectacular views down Ben Tyler Gulch. You'll maintain a southwestern course past the junction with Craig Park Trail #608. The trail continues to climb, crossing Ben Tyler Creek again, to a high saddle above the tree line, which offers some spectacular views. You'll start to descend at this point, passing an old lumber camp and joining CT - Segment 5, ending at the Rock Creek Trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

There are a plethora of colorful wildflowers in late spring and early summer, and fall brings stunning color changes to the aspen groves on the trail.

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